Quaking Aspen Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The campground offers a respite from the heat in a setting of aspen and mature ponderosa pine trees, approximately 6 miles south of Fort Wingate.  This is the most recently renovated campground on the Mt. Taylor Ranger District.  This area has a rich history of railroad logging, and the original town of McGaffey was built in the vicinity of McGaffey Lake a few miles down the road.  Remember to pay attention to road conditions and your vehicle's abilities before driving off of the main road.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground opens May 15 and closes September 15.
Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Day Use - $5/vehicle for the group site (maximum 7 vehicles); Overnight camping - $5/vehicle
Open Season: May 15 - September 15
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit for this campground; Trailers limited to less than 22 feet in length.
Closest Towns: Fort Wingate, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted: 1/2 off usage fees with the Access and Senior Passes; Annual Pass not valid; Military Pass accepted.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Taylor Ranger District:  (505) 287-8833

General Information


Take Fort Wingate Exit 33 from I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continuing 6 miles further on SR 400 to the campground entrance on the west side of the road.



General Notes:

Grills available

# of Sites: 20

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Picnic tables
Toilets 2 Accessible vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities Day Use/Overnight
Tent camping
Accessible Vault toilets
Camping trailer Less than 22 feet in length
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7,600 feet